Archive for November, 2013

Disruptive Innovation in the Talking Transition Tent


Harnessing Disruptive Innovation: Conversations on New York City, innovation, and disruptive economy led by one of the City’s leaders in the field. Tuesday, November 19th 2013 – 2PM **Panelists include: Ann Christensen – President, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation Melvin Ming – President and CEO, Sesame Workshop Irwin Kula – President, Center for Learning and Leadership Moderated by: Craig Hatkoff – Co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival and the Disruptor Foundation  

Clara Del Villar – Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Hispanic Post


Clara E. Del Villar is Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post providing online business news, information, networking opportunity and services for the Hispanic business community. The site profiles innovative enterprises, shares creative ideas, helpful advice and services using mobile technologies for the growing U.S. Hispanic population, particularly in the business community. The goal is to help Hispanic/Latino business increase revenue producing activity and better understand policy implications. She and her team are currently… [See Full Post]

Vin Cipolla – President, The Municipal Art Society of New York


Vin Cipolla is recognized for his business and civic entrepreneurship, having achieved parallel successes in the private and public sectors. He has served on more than twenty-five nonprofit boards and nine corporate boards. A six­time corporate CEO, he has founded three successful companies in the media, marketing, communications and technology fields, developing and overseeing global operations: Cipolla Group (sold 1991), Pamet, Inc. (sold 1999), and HNW (1999–the present). In early 2009, he became President of The… [See Full Post]

Robin Chan – Serial Entrepreneur


Robin Chan is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor based in China and Silicon Valley, with extensive experience in social media, mobile, and gaming. He is currently a co-founder and CEO of a stealth mode startup. Previously, he was the General Manager of Asia Business Operations for Zynga, through the acquisition of XPD Media, where he was Founder and CEO. He is also an active angel investor, with early investments in Twitter, Square, and… [See Full Post]

Garrett Camp – Founder, Uber and StumbleUpon

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Garrett Camp is a serial entrepreneur and investor based in San Francisco. Garrett is Chairman & Co-founder of Uber, an on-demand car service available in 30 cities across North America and Europe. Garrett is also Chairman and Co-founder of StumbleUpon, a web discovery platform he grew to over 25 million registered users as its founding CEO. Garrett completed his Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he researched collaborative systems, evolutionary algorithms… [See Full Post]

David Burstein – Founder, Generation 18


David, 24, is a Millennial writer, filmmaker, and storyteller. He is the author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World, the first broad book about the Millennial Generation, written by a Millennial. The book takes readers inside the largest generation in history to tell how and why they are changing business, technology, culture, and politics. He is the founder of Generation18, a nonpartisan young voter engagement organization. The organization grew out… [See Full Post]

Scooter Braun – Music Manager and Entrepreneur


Scooter Braun has strategically positioned SB Projects as one of the most exciting, and fastest-growing, companies in the entertainment industry. With the unprecedented success of clients such as Justin Bieber, Asher Roth, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted and Cody Simpson, Scooter is widely considered one of the music industry’s most promising and powerful young executives. If Scooter Braun’s career ended today, he would have earned more accolades and success than most entrepreneurs twice his age…. [See Full Post]

Adam Braun – Founder, Pencils of Promise


Adam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has broken ground on more than 150 schools around the world and delivered over 5 million educational hours to children in poverty. PoP was founded with just $25 using what Braun coined as a “For-Purpose” approach to blending nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles. In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Braun began his… [See Full Post]

Ruzwana Bashir – Founder,


  Ruzwana Bashir is Founder and CEO of Peek, which is disrupting the $100bn activities industry. is a marketplace to book the best activities, and the company has developed backend SaaS tools to provide activity operators with real-time booking and inventory management capabilities. CNBC labeled Peek as the “OpenTable for activities” and the New York Times labeled “a site you want to visit again and again.” Peek is backed by tech heavyweights including Google’s Eric Schmidt, Square’s Jack Dorsey and… [See Full Post]

Disruptive Innovation Revisited: Toward Quantum Innovation


On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Accenture and Tribeca hosted a private event entitled “Disruptive Innovation Revisited: Toward Quantum Innovation”. The event featured a lively conversation from select Disruptive Foundation Fellows and past Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award winners. They discussed how their applications of disruptive innovation have created value in unexpected ways, not only as applied to business and technology, but also culture and humanity. Rabbi Irwin Kula and Craig Hatkoff also presented their newest article within… [See Full Post]

Disruptor Reviews: TDIA’s Chief Technology Officer Thomas Suarez Reviews the Leap Motion


Enjoy the latest Disruptor Review from TDIA class of 2012 alum and Chief Technology Officer Thomas Suarez!